Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta this morning went before the senate armedded services committee to testify about the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. panetta defended the u.
Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
guys have made beautiful, inspiring movies. i made "ted." >> reporter: michelle obama made a live appearance from the white house. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> reporter: the film set during the iranian hostage crisis was also recognized for editing and adepted screenplay. >> i thank everybody in the movie, on the movie, did anything on the movie. i want to thank canada, our friends in iran. ♪ >> reporter: "les miserables" won best supporting actress, anne hathaway. >> it came through. >> reporter: adele performed "sky fall ask the. "life of pi" took home four oscars including best director for ang lee. >> thank you. >> reporter: daniel day-lewis won for "lincoln." >> since we got married 16 years ago, my wife has lived with very strange men. >> reporter: katherine lawrence tripped over her dress on the way up. >> you guys are really standing because you are sorry i fell. it's really embarrassing. thank you. >> reporter: this year's batch of best picture nominees sort of unusual, not really any arthouse films that few people saw. seven of them made more than a hundred m